Search for lepton number violating decays B +→π -μ +μ + and B +→K -μ +μ +

R. Aaij, C. Abellan Beteta, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, C. Adrover, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, Y. Amhis, J. Anderson, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, L. ArrabitoA. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, D. S. Bailey, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, A. Bates, C. Bauer, Th Bauer, A. Bay, I. Bediaga, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, M. Benayoun, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, R. Bernet, M. O. Bettler, M. Van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, A. Bizzeti, P. M. Bjørnstad, T. Blake, F. Blanc, C. Blanks, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, A. Bobrov, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, T. J.V. Bowcock, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. Van Den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, S. Brisbane, M. Britsch, T. Britton, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, A. Büchler-Germann, I. Burducea, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, J. M. Caicedo Carvajal, O. Callot, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, A. Camboni, P. Campana, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale

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A search is performed for the lepton number violating decay B +→h -μ +μ +, where h - represents a K - or a π -, using an integrated luminosity of 36pb -1 of data collected with the LHCb detector. The decay is forbidden in the standard model but allowed in models with a Majorana neutrino. No signal is observed in either channel and limits of B(B +→K -μ +μ +)<5. 4×10 -8 and B(B +→π -μ +μ +)<5.8×10 -8 are set at the 95% confidence level. These improve the previous best limits by factors of 40 and 30, respectively. © 2012 CERN, for the LHCb Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI.
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Aaij, R., Abellan Beteta, C., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Adrover, C., Affolder, A., ... Cardinale, R. (2012). Search for lepton number violating decays B +→π -μ +μ + and B +→K -μ +μ +. Physical Review Letters. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.101601
Aaij, R. ; Abellan Beteta, C. ; Adeva, B. ; Adinolfi, M. ; Adrover, C. ; Affolder, A. ; Ajaltouni, Z. ; Albrecht, J. ; Alessio, F. ; Alexander, M. ; Alkhazov, G. ; Alvarez Cartelle, P. ; Alves, A. A. ; Amato, S. ; Amhis, Y. ; Anderson, J. ; Appleby, R. B. ; Aquines Gutierrez, O. ; Archilli, F. ; Arrabito, L. ; Artamonov, A. ; Artuso, M. ; Aslanides, E. ; Auriemma, G. ; Bachmann, S. ; Back, J. J. ; Bailey, D. S. ; Balagura, V. ; Baldini, W. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Barschel, C. ; Barsuk, S. ; Barter, W. ; Bates, A. ; Bauer, C. ; Bauer, Th ; Bay, A. ; Bediaga, I. ; Belous, K. ; Belyaev, I. ; Ben-Haim, E. ; Benayoun, M. ; Bencivenni, G. ; Benson, S. ; Benton, J. ; Bernet, R. ; Bettler, M. O. ; Van Beuzekom, M. ; Bien, A. ; Bifani, S. ; Bizzeti, A. ; Bjørnstad, P. M. ; Blake, T. ; Blanc, F. ; Blanks, C. ; Blouw, J. ; Blusk, S. ; Bobrov, A. ; Bocci, V. ; Bondar, A. ; Bondar, N. ; Bonivento, W. ; Borghi, S. ; Borgia, A. ; Bowcock, T. J.V. ; Bozzi, C. ; Brambach, T. ; Van Den Brand, J. ; Bressieux, J. ; Brett, D. ; Brisbane, S. ; Britsch, M. ; Britton, T. ; Brook, N. H. ; Brown, H. ; Büchler-Germann, A. ; Burducea, I. ; Bursche, A. ; Buytaert, J. ; Cadeddu, S. ; Caicedo Carvajal, J. M. ; Callot, O. ; Calvi, M. ; Calvo Gomez, M. ; Camboni, A. ; Campana, P. ; Carbone, A. ; Carboni, G. ; Cardinale, R. / Search for lepton number violating decays B +→π -μ +μ + and B +→K -μ +μ +. In: Physical Review Letters. 2012.
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In: Physical Review Letters, 07.03.2012.

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